Mbalula announces limited rail service roll out Cape Town central line

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has said limited rail service will be introduced on the Cape Town Central Line.

CAPE TOWN – Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has said limited rail service will be introduced on the Cape Town Central Line.

Mbalula visited the key line on Friday to assess ongoing work as part of efforts to get the trains back on track.

An informal settlement prevented the Passenger Railway Agency of South Africa (Prasa) from fully reopening the middle line, rendered unusable since 2019 due to cable thefts and vandalism.

Mbalula said a limited rail service, part of the first phase of the project, would be established on the central line between Pinelands and Langa.

The Central Line is the backbone of rail transport in the famed mother city.

“Among other things, the things that would have been clarified would be the additional security capacity in this particular area. We have security and patrol areas linked in this particular area, but the plan is to strengthen that,” said Mbalula.

Mbalula lamented the financial burden of constant vandalism and urged Prasa to do more to protect rail infrastructure.

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